Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Galentine's Day!

Hello All,

     Pleasant afternoon.  It is currently eighty degrees where I am, but more importantly on this day Galentine's Day and Friday the Thirteenth have fallen on the same day!  Two of my favourite things converging has gotten me rather excited, and to add further joy to this day, not only is it Friday but a three day weekend is upon us.  Suffice it to say, I was keen to greet the day.

For today, a schoolmate and I agreed to dress "witchy" (!!!) and to accompany that I decided to do an eye look that I've been rather taken with the past couple of months.  That is to say, dark eye shadow, a look I never thought I would like or pull off.  I'm especially enamored with this look and was probably my default for the winter months.  But as Spring arrives I want to explore and discover new eye looks.  So I'm rather excited for that.  I also hope to experiment more with colour this season.

I rather like how it turned out, for this look I am wearing:

On the eyes;
- Notoriously Morbid's 13 Black Rainbows on the lid (with a little Mother and Earth)
- Black Bird's Vintage and Beau for the crease, blended up
- Black Rose Mineral's Anubis to define the outer corners and transition the lid with the crease.
- Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid eye liner.

On the face;
- Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation in two shades (one for the center of my face, and one for the outer perimeter) (is "outer perimeter" redundant?? hm)
- Maybelline FitMe concealer and Maybelline Age Rewind
- Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Loose Powder with Rimmel Stay Matte

On the lips;
-Estee Lauder Ruby Glow (by far my favourite lip gloss)

I've been trying as of late to incorporate drugstore items, and so far my treasure hunt has gone very well!  I keep finding things that I absolute adore using (what a thrill!!!)

In middle school and the beginning of high school I was infatuated with clothing upon discovering thrift stores.  It awakened a new avenue for creativity and became something that I really enjoyed (that is both thrifting and the act of dressing up), however when I discovered make up in the beginning of my third year of high school, I was sucked into an entirely different world and began to pay less and less attention to curating my museum of fabric (my closet).  But now, in such a time of change I've come to find a really nice balance where I enjoy both equally.  I feel that simply the act of getting "ready" excited me in the morning.  Some people say that I am high maintenance and to that I give an assured "HAH".  It's truly an adventure to question and discover who I'll be for each day, clothing and makeup just allows me the room to explore who I am and who I want to be as well as how I want to introduce myself to the world.  I feel that it allows for me to visually tell stories, and that's something I really take pleasure in.  (An extension of my love for painting, I suppose).

In any case, I'm slowly finding my way, and I'm slowly pulling something with some semblance of "okay" or even "good" together.  And it's nice.

Till next time!